MADtv Revival Series

MADtv Revival Series Set at The CW; Original Cast Members Will Guest-Host

If you got irrationally excited about The CW’s recent MADtv 20th anniversary special, this latest news is sure to blow what’s left of your mind.

The network announced Monday that it’s reviving the sketch comedy series — which originally ran from 1995 to 2009 on Fox — with eight hour-long episodes airing in primetime. (A premiere date was not included in the announcement.)

What’s more, each episode will be hosted by one of the show’s original cast members, which means that anyone from Alex Borstein’s Ms. Swan or Michael McDonald’s Stuart could be back on our televisions shortly. The regular ensemble will feature “up-and-coming new comedy voices.”

Additionally, select episodes from MADtv‘s original run are now available to stream on The CW’s digital network CW Seed.

Your thoughts on MADtv‘s big return? Which original cast members are you hoping will show up? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.

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  1. Will says:

    This sounds like a fun idea! Perhaps for the summer? Comparable to how they utilize Who’s Line Is It Anyway..

  2. A says:

    Will be great for mondays.

  3. jp says:

    Could be good. The special was a bit unfulfilling. Too much filler and not enough skits. But this show could be a welcome addition.

  4. aha says:

    Stephnie Weir is a must for a host. I was so surprised when I saw her guest star on some episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

  5. floriosnuts says:

    Will Artie Lange be involved? I love that baby gorilla.

  6. AngelWasHere says:

    Hmm…could a be a hit or miss. The anniversary show was sort of a miss for me, but the skits shown were old and outdated. New shows with updated material and fresh faces could work. We’ll see.

  7. Dennis says:


  8. This is fantastic news! I love this show.

  9. Buffy0531 says:

    Bets on how long it will take Bobby to strip down to his undies!

  10. Joey says:

    I just need it to be as unapologetically funny as it was. We don’t need another SNL clone. SNL is unfunny enough as it is.

  11. HAP says:

    Loved the show. So many funny people passed through. Michael McDonald was the only one who was there through the entire run.

    Just wondering that since Jordan Peele was not on the tribute show, will he be in the cast of this?

  12. LT says:


  13. Joey Padron says:

    Great news! Happy some of original cast will guest host for revival of the show!

  14. Mia says:

    It’s not even in production yet …but already better than snl!

  15. Ernie Singer says:

    A lot of the cast members from the first 5 years are all I want to see. Phill, Debra, Nicole, Will, Pat , and many others, but the crew that was on in the last years of the show, pretty much sucked, It was nowhere as funny as it used to be

  16. Ernie Singer says:

    The crew from the first 5 seasons were the best, later on it wasn’t even funny anymore. In the beginning, Mad TV gave SNL a good run for the laughs and talent.

  17. mike says:

    Madtv was s and bounds better than SNL has been for the last 30 years. It worked though because of the cast. Almost every sketch was a hit. Hope Nicole P and S appear. They are both incredible

  18. Ken says:

    They absolutely have to get Artie Lange to do a sequel to the infamous Babewatch sketch.